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♦ Saxophone Quartet and
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♦ "Job Searching for LG-
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For info, call 48 1-6836.
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Concert in conjunction with
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At least 31 students win.- killed on
the Virginia Tech campus in Black-
ford, VA Monday when an unknown
shooter opened fire in a massacre
some are now dubbing "The College
At 7:15 a.m. two people were shot
.mil killed in Aiiihk-r Johnson Dormi-
tory, and two hours later, at least 29
including the shooter were gunned
down in Norris Hall, on the opposite
side ol campus Thirteen .ire still re-
It has been speculated that in ad-
dition to the gunshot injuries, other
students or laculiy summed injuries
as a result of jumping out ol Norris
Hall's second-story windows.
Police are still trying to positively
identify the victims as well as the
shooter in what is being called a
"gruesome" and "terrible tragedy."
Bodies are reportedly scattered
throughout Norris Hall, the scene of
the majority of the murders.
There is much speculation regard
ing why students were not notified in
the two hours between the first and
"There has been B great outpour-
ing ol support, bui we ask dial people
continue to pray.' said Virginia attor-
ney general Bob McDonnell.
The massacre conies on the heels
of at least two bomb threats to the
School of Science and Hngmecnng.
and whether liierc is a connection be-
: threats and the shootings.
Investigators are also questioning
whether the two shooting incidents
are connected, citing thai the first
-hooiuii] appeared to be "domestic in
nature" and thai the authorities had
reason to believe thai "the shooter
had left campus and possihly the
state," said Wendell Flinchum, Vir-
ginia Tech police chief.
The first incident occurred at 7:15
a.m. in Ambler Johnson Hull, a dumi
that houses 895 students, and two
hours later, more shots rant out. this
time in Norris Hall.
"The first thing I saw was the police
taking their guns out. Then I knew
this was serious," said Jamal Albarg-
houti, a student who videotaped 27
gunshots on his cell phone camera.
The still unidentified shooter is
believed to have taken his own life,
but had been spoiled wearing a hul-
lcl|irool |.i, kcd. tiling eilliei a semi
automatic or automatic weapon,
According to McDonnell, "At this
point there are more questions than
answers. Local and state police urc
on the scene with all the resources
There is much speculation regard-
ing why students were not notified in
the tWO hours between the first and
Authorities say that in Q tragedy
nesses and good Samaritans. The
second and "most deadly shooting
in U.S. history" was unexpected be-
cause, according to Chief Flinchum,
"No reports ol suspicious behavior
were reported between shootings one
IPFW Dental Hygiene Students (left to right) Josh Vega, Britney L
early final exam Monday night in Helmke- library.
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"Discussion of the Theory of
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Graduation Boot Camp,
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sn, call 481-6595.
Local, national treasure
Vonnegut dies at 84
By Ben Garman „, , .,
1 States, Vonnegut attempted to sup-
port a family and cope with the hor-
rific experience of fighting in World
War II. After several unsuccessful at-
tempts al a regular career, he decided
to write full time. He later published
books such as Player Piano, The Si-
rens of Titan, Cat's Cradle and God
Bless You, Mr. Roscwatcr.
It was this masterpiece. Slaughter-
house-:! that senl him to the forefront
of American fiction. He went on to
write many oilier acclaimed works
such as Breakfast ol Champions. Jail-
bird. Slapstick, and most recently A
Man Without a Country.
This past week, Kurt Vonnegut Jr
died in his New York apartment.
Oddly enough, it did not come from
any complications of his habilual
smoking or drinking, but i risk ad from
brain injuries suffered from a fall.
And thus, one of the great minds
in our time was laid to rest. Our loss
exceeds all words and the debt that is
owed Mr. Vonnegut is substantial.
How does one repay an artist for
Ins invaluable contributions'.' Perhaps
it is to give him tits final say So. Kun
Vonnegut, ynu asked for it . . .
If I should ever die. God forbid,
let this be my epitaph:
THE ONLY PROOF HE NEED-
On February 13, 1945, an estimat-
ed 135,000 people died in Dresden.
Germany by the Allied Forces' fire-
bomhings Dresden was not a mili-
tary stronghold by any stretch of the
imagination, hut was instead a city
housing many refugees that were
ileeing from the Russian army and
many Allied POWs.
Not only were there an incredible
number of people* (mostly civilian)
a Mecca for European Culture and
Arts. Amidst this destruction of Art
and human life, one artist happened
to survive this slaughter.
On November 1 1 . 1922, Kurt Von-
negut Jr. was bom in Indianapolis In-
After graduating from college,
Vonnegut enlisted in the United
Stales Army in 1943 and was trained
as a mechanical engineer.
During the Battle of the Bulge,
Vonnegut was then taken to Dresden
This is where Vonnegut's story
could easily have ended, as just one
of the many casualties of the attack
on Dresden. Fortunately, he man-
aged to survive the bombings in a
meal packing plant with a few other
POWs. Like the legendary Phoenix
bird, art, culture and life were reborn
from the ashes.
After returning to the United
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By Stephanie Samples
strength and real world possibilities"
graduating within the next
to know to apply for grad
Students should nol complete!)
semester before they want
■ Many students become over-
whelmed with Ihcir list of things to
do before reaching graduation Not
mil) du students need in be concerned
with their grades, but they have to
make sure 1 hey .ire on enrolling in the
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hud in Ihcir finals.
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t careful they can
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"Some students are skilled and
kiiimk'd^e.ilik' almiil rci|iiircmcnts
and self -disciplined about making
sure the 'lV arc crossed Some like
to work with a faculty member ever)
semester or every year Definitely
check in periodically" said Simon
Any student who is unhappy with
their adviser can speak to their depart-
ment and ask for a new one Howev-
er, if a student is moved to a different
adviser they will be addressed after
of all of their new advisers students,
so unless there is a large problem I Ins
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Job Fair emphasizes appearance
A Sample of What I
By Stephanie Samples
Summer Internship ,
was the firsi
job fair that
out some of
made a list of
speak with as many employers as
Entering the job fair, there were
many posters about appropriate
dress code. There was even a sign
that stated "Would you hire this per-
son?" There was an arrow pointing
to a full length mirror. I assumed that
this was so each student that passed
could make sure their appearance
was appropriate bet ore slipping into
the ballroom and meeting potential
I was very nervous ol my appear-
ance, because like most mornings I
was in a hurry, yet I did manage to
put myself together and make sure
I was in appropriate business attire.
I was also nervous about the small
whether my inexpe-
are professional held
perfect in dress or speech, but I do aspect of our appearance, whether it
feel that I was well prepared, being is gender, race, hair color, weight, or
that it was my first fair. in this case what we are wearing- all
I do not think thai it is at all nee- can alter someone's first impression,
essaiy to have designer clothes for Observing this made me wonder.
the interviews, but sweat shirts and What does our appearance say
sweat pants were not appropriate. I about us'.' ! completely disagree with
by no means intend this as an insult judgment or discrimination on any
to anyone, because trust mc, I come individual lor something they cannot
to school in the stereotypical "college control, and although I think it is un-
dress code" jusl as much as anyone.. fair to be judged on appearances, it is
bin lor the job lair, n is different.
A part of me thought, "well, 1 am
sure lhat sonieofihecmployerswillun-
ilersiand why some students were not
Willi Id show
■ t had
Oiiiimmiiuhir. Hct was drCSScd
'"■"" '" [""/'^^'"'i ^ m appropriate
started at 10 am and I was one of the
tirst students there. I did this inten-
tionally so thai while 1 had time to
jobs belore. but I have not had a job
that 1 would consider pursing as a ca-
reer, except working with the news-
A few interviews went well, and
as I was silting idling out an applica-
tion. I began watching as more and
more students entered the ballroom.
It would be nice to be able to be
indeed completely on your experi-
ence and knowledge ol tlic held you
are pursuing- this
How serious is an employer !?„" 01 lllc ro , all,y
because . ., . r ' When applying
aflcr a ii, going to take you if it appears for „ Job , thc em _
many of you have only been awake for pioyer is thinking
us were fifteen minutes?" about how you
coming would represent
by the their company.
job fair This is not un-
in-bctween classes. Yet, after watch- reasonable. Students will someday
ing the way employers were respond- have to put away their sweatshirts, so
tug to el 1 1 lei en! individuals before the maybe I lie sooner the better.
students even spoke, it became clear As I was thinking about how
that we were all being judged belore some might judge me. I did the re-
even saying a word. verse and thought about what I gel
I am sine that every once in a while it
1 don'l check my sell il may happen,
and this is something we have to look
Here is a thought: think of the
tirst day of a semester. Your profes-
sor walks in and is wearing business
clothing and appears put together.
Then think ol thai same professor
and put he or she in n sweatshirt and
Which of these linages provides a
more structured, and even intimating
person? The answer should be clear.
Although nit i u i idation may not be the
goal in your field of work, but to be
taken seriously should be.
Let's be honest. How serious is an
employer going io lake you if it ap-
pears you have only been awake for
liUccii minutes'.' Luckily professors
are more forgiving than future em-
Jusl don'l forget that these are the
people you might need for references.
You don'l want wonderful comments
aboul your dedication and intellect to
DC overshadowed by the lack of im-
pressive remarks on how you present
I am by r
Should we question stupidity today?
By Nicki Daly
How is it that people get dumber
and dumber all the time? It seems
as though lately my face has been
plastered with that "Are you kidding
me?" look. (And no, they're not.)
Sometimes I skim through the advice
columns in the local paper just to see
what problems are currently plagu-
ing today's society.
Last week, some girl wrote in to
say that she was newly and happily
married, with only one problem -
that they met in a rundown bathroom
whenever people ask where
met, people laugh. Of course thi
it's funny! Either get a sense i
mororjust tell people that you i
that town! Another woman wr
to ask why men sleep on arm i
during the day nine. Ahby responded
that Ihey were probably tired. Good
job, ladies. I'd say that you should
pal yourselves on the back, hut really
you need to ship yourself across the
face tor hemg so incredibly dumb.
And why are there so many talk
shows out there'.' People jusl love
talking to other people about their
problems. I would gamble that Tyra
Banks is not going to answer any
questions for you thai you couldn't
have figured out yourself.
I'm probably not the best person
to complain about this, since I gen-
erally write my articles about people
that annoy me But I'm pot asking tor
help, I just want Io put it out there. I
sleep a hole easier ai nighi knowing
that maybe a couple people have read
my column and will realize exactly
how annoying they are and may lone
it down a bit.
The more 1 think about all ol this.
I realize that I should have majored
in psychology. Willi the rale at winch
people arc increasing in extreme stu-
pidity, I'm sure thai there arc plenty
ol jobs open oul there.
You don'l even really need a de-
gree, jusl confidence. Look at Dr.
Phil no degree just that confident
smile Whoever would have guessed
lhat an overweight man would hit il
big selling weight loss books?
So, Communicator readers-
please pick up a book lor this news-
paper 1 .! and learn a little something
today. Though I know that common
sense cannot be taught through word
bill ral her through lite, a little readme
never hurt anyone.
Take a litlle time to evaluate
things belore asking tor help. I know
that your grade schools teachers said
lhat ihere arc no dumb questions- hut
that's a huge lie.
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Arts & Entertainment
By Mike Webb
Arts & Entertainment Editor
ll has been said that poets reveal
aspcels of their personality in their
works. It is iin interesting poet that is
able to intrigue Ihc public and keep
llicm guessing as 10 his or her person-
ality traits and intentions for over 400
yean. Such is the case with Edmund
For this reason, the IPFW Eng-
of Edmund Spenser's great poetical
work "The Faerie Quccne."
Hilc-Uiissell earned her PhD from
(he University of Kansas in 20tJ4.
Her speeialty is early modem Brit-
ish literature, so this prcseniaiion will
show her within her elemeni. She
will be looking at Spenser through
the lenses presented by artists which
include Louis du Guermci. William
Kent, and Henry Fuseli.
The presentation will lake place
i the Clu*
room 144. Reft
•nts will be pro-
gain insight in
By Mike Webb
Arts & Entertainment Editor
From April 20 through May d,
visitors at the Kachmann Gallery
will have the opportunity to view
the work of the IPFW Department of
Visual Communication and Design's
This year's exhibition will dis-
play projects in web design grapha.
design, photography and 3-D anima-
Thesc senior projects represent
i he culmination of the hard work by
both students and faculty alike, and
are a glimpse inio the bright I mures
of these graduating seniors.
The graduates include Kiel Ly,
Leslie Bickis. Sarah Fucsime, Zaek
Forbing. LaDawn Schneider, An-
drew Gamian, Dan Dcuicli. Lindsev
Hess, Ryan Steffcn. Scott Sarvay,
Scott Scheele, Mavvete Pereira, Jes-
sica Norton. Ashley Bumgardner,
Jennifer Woodruff. Tara Spencer and
Admission is free, and the gallery
will be open lucsdav through Satur-
day, 12 pm to 4 pm.
For more insinuation, eoniac I the
Department ol Visual Communica-
tion and Design at 260-481-6709 or
'Rocky Balboa' is still the champ
Stallone sends the beloved movie icon out with dignity
By Mike Webb
Arts & Entertainment Editor
As a child in the 80s, 1 had 2
goals in life: To be Rambo. and to
he Rocky Just how I was going to
accomplish this I was never quite
sure, but it just seemed like il need-
ed to happen.
To say that I was a fan of Syl-
vester Stallone movies would be
he made contained the elements
that a little boy like me would look
al as awesome. And everywhere he
wem, things exploded!
That is why 1 was worried
when it was announced that Stal-
lone would be revisiting the char-
acter of Rocky in "Rocky Balboa."
I was pretty sure it would destroy
the eliildhoml magic ihat I've been
carrying around for 20 years.
After all, Stallone is 60 years
old! Is it realistic to make a movie
iibout a 60-year-old professional
bo\cr? Luckily, that isn't really
what the movie is about, and after
watching n on DVD, my child-
hood magic is more intact than it
The story picks up with Rocky
living alone m Smith Ph illy. Adrian
is dead and Rocky is dealing with
being a widow and aging alone.
His son has a successful business
job and has little time or desire to
be around his lather who has always
east a larger than hie shadow. Rocky
spends niosi of his time visiting the
cemetery and humoring guests in his
h.uilc between the 2 boxers is ar-
ranged as an exhibition match, and
the training begins.
Seriously, (he fact that it culmi-
nates in a boxing match is the least
important part of the entire movie.
In past Rocky movies, that is what
you waited for. You watched to see
him beat the unbeatable opponent.
In "Rocky Balboa", he boxes Dix-
on, but the opponent he's lighting
Stallone's acting is superb. He
was always comfortable portray-
ing the character of Rocky (under-
standable since he created it), but
he was never this easy to relate to
as him. There is truly an exeep-
opnienl that t
needed to tal
end the series
By the t
Alter, [computer simulated hosing
ateh between Roek> (in his prune l
d the uiiTcni heavyweight champi-
i Mason The Line" Dixon predicts
"By the time he makes the
decision to fight again, you
will understand what would
bring him to that point..."
tempt to prove
to himself that
. with true dignity.
: he makes the deci-
lgain, you will under-
stand what would bring him to that
point, and you won't find it corny
at all. It dodges ihe ridiculous bv
being age-appropriate. Rocky isn't
pretending he's 30 again, he's ac-
cepting the fact that he's not and
hitting his enemy head-on to prove-
to himself that life will not trample
There are people in this world
who don't grow complacent and
let life roll over them. Rocky was
always portrayed as that sort of
person. Perhaps that's why I al-
ways wanted to be him. After seeing
this movie. I still do (just without the
Rocky himself sums up the movie
and life best when he says: "It ain't
about how hard you hit, it's about
how hard you can get hit and keep
If you skipped this one in the the-
ater, check it out on DVD, It's worth
By Kira Schowe
You have been working -hkc the
age of 15 some since the age of 14.
Now you are in eollege, bills are pil-
ing up and you need help.
You hear from a friend thai col-
lege students car
to help with thei
eive food stamps
your self, easy
een paying taxes
u can remember.
there should be no probli
you getting some help just so
n your degree and s
■| a goiul lull
a easy tix, is
What you bcli
nothing of the sort.
Asafull time siiuleiil applv nig lor
lood stamps you nuisi work at least
2tl a week Ihe government believes
that you should spend 2-3 hours on
homework [>er hour spent in class.
That averages out to 12 credit
hours niulli hv > brings us to 36 hours
ol homework, plus on top ol that 20
hours of working. That equals out to
56 hours u week spent working and
There are 168 hours in a week.
The government also recom-
mends 8 hours ol sleep a night. But.
add into the equation that time you
aetuallv need to spend in the class-
room which averages about 5 hours a
day for a full lime student.
After all is tallied up your grand
total of "free time" equals out to
about 4 hours a day. Now. add in
showenng. getting ready for the day.
eating, preparing for
'God of War 2' is the ultimate swan song
By Mike Webb
Arts & Entertainment Editor
In 1989, a game called "Prince of
Persia" was released lor ihe Apple 2.
Mosi people did not have an Apple 2.
and yet they still played the game in
some form. That is because over the
next several years, the game would
be ported to nearly e\ery formal con-
ceivable. Even-one had the chance lo
experience "Prince of Persia."
After some not so successful se-
quels, a company known as Ubisoft
got the formula right and released
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of
Time." Third-person action games
So why speak of the "Prince of
Persia" series in a review lor "God of
War 2?" It's because there would be
no "God of War" without these influ-
ential games. The truth of the matter
is, "Prince of Persia" made the third-
person formula work well, and then
"God of War" made it nearly flaw-
Now "God of War 2" is officially
here, and as it comes neanng die end
of the PS2"s virtual life, it is posed
to be one of the games that people
remember the system for better or
The first "God of War" followed
a man known as Kralos. Being the
greatest mortal warrior in the world
gained him the attention of the Greek
After traumatizing events that
would send anyone over the edge,
Kratos turns against Are-, and a buttle
between mortal and god ensues. The
end result is that Kralos becomes the
In "God of War 2." Ihc battle is
even more epic than before. Wiihoin
going loo much into the storyline,
"God of War 2" is god vs. god on an
even more epic level. In this game.
would have to be
through the roof, and they are.
"God of War" stretched the PS2
to its limits, the sequel shatters any
preeonceived notions as to what the
PS2 is capable of. I just didn't think it
eould produce visuals this good.
The gameplay mirrors the origi-
nal in many wavs. but the amount of
the controls tit possible)
more light and responsive
fore. This is a nearly flawless gaming
Like its predecessor, "God of
War 2" earns its mature rating. This
game is for adults and for good rea-
son. Some of ihe things depicted here
are still surprising to see outside of
For those who never played the
original, there has never been a better
time to see what you have been miss-
If this is the game series that
people remember the PS2 by, it will
surely be remembered fondly.
Has there ever been
Fun than Bowling*
By Mike Webb
Arts & Entertair
Theatre has a way of mixing comedy and
drama together in such a way thai the outcome
for many is far more engaging than other me-
dia-based methods of performance. Perhaps
that is why it remains relevant and respected
Taking this into account, the IPFW Depart-
ment of Theatre will perform "More Fun than
Bowling" by Stephen Dietz in Williams The-
Directed by lane I'lir-.e-Wicdenlioeft. "More
Fun than Bowling' incuses on Jake Tnnilmson.
a bowling alley owner who has lost 3 wives.
Two of his wives were lost in freak bowling
accidents and the third ran out on he and his
daughter. Willi the prophecy of his own death,
and some rather initioiing cnmimlcrs, Tomhii-
son finds hiniscll pliiliiMjplii L all\ pondering Ins
own life over the graves of Ins dead wives.
Greg Boyles will helm the role of Jake Tom-
liuson. with other east including Jessica Sisson.
Julie Donnell, Brett Tubbs and Tamara Riek-
take place April 20.21.26.
27 and 28 at 8 pm. The final
performance will take place
April 29 at 2 pm. The April
26 performance will include
sign language inlerpreta-
Admission with a valid
IPFW student ID is free,
$14 for adults. $10 for se-
niors, $12 for faculty, staff,
alumni or arts advocates
and $8 for all other students
with a student ID.
Call 260-481-6555 for
more information or visit
'Jonny Lives!' but lacks direction
By Mike Webb
Arts & Entertainment Editor
How main hand- arc eonlklcni enough in
ihcir muMcal \ahdtl> thai they put an exclama-
tion poini in their name ' 1 would guess that the
number is quite low, hut there is one band thai I
know of. and they are Jonny Lives!
Consisting of Jonny Dubowsky (vocals,
guitars), Jon Weber (drums, vocals). Christian
Langdon (guitars, vocals) and Tommy USA
ihass. vocals). Jontty Lives! have just released
their debui record "Get Steady" and they axe
read\ to obtain some recognition.
"Gel Steady" is an,interesiing debut mainly
because it doesn't seem to have ,i clear musical
theme. The records sound is very diverse, and
though [lie hand's inlhicnces can be heard quite
clearly, its almost as il each individual song
could have belonged to a different band.
.Songs like "Outside" sound a lot like Oasis.
while oilier songs sound eerily similar lo the
Rolling Stones, Jet, The Killers, and the Bea-
Luckily for us, the aforementioned bands
all have a lot in common with one another, so
while their influences are heard individually,
it is not nearly as distracting as il would have
been if one song sounded like The Beatles and
the next sounded like Lamb of God.
Also, though the songs arc very differ-
ent, they are all well crafted. This makes
tor an enjoyable listening experience even
if it is somewhat disjointed.
This band seems to be looking for an
identity that will really work for them,
and. from a new band, that should be ex-
pected to an extent. This is a difficult in-
"Get Steady" is recommended for those
who are in to music that is fun with tinges
of dirty rock and roll. For many however,
the fun won't be quite fun enough and the
dirty won't be quite dirty enough.
Hopefully on their next release, they
will develop in a more distinguished way
so their passion level can rise. This is a
hand to watch lor in the future.
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MIVA WITH SIX-GAME
+ Softball Dayton DH
3:30 p:m. Fort Wayru-,
The crowd celebrates with IPFW's Freshman Matt Pliske after IPFW won against Rutgers-Newark at Hilliard Gates, Friday
April 13, 2007, IPFW's Men's Volleyball team plays next against Mercyhurst College for the MIVA Quarterfinal, Saturday April
21, 2007, at 7:00PM, at Hilliard Gates.
Cleveland State sweeps
IPFW softball 5-2 and 7-0
By Kira Schowe
After nearly two weeks of "beautiful In-
diana weather" leading to postponements of
games, the IPFW softball team suited up. oiled
their mitts, polished their cleats and headed
out to the IPFW Softball Field for their dou-
ble-header against Cleveland Stale.
Unfortunately for the 'Dons. Cleveland
d up sweeping both games 5-2, 7-0.
>r the ladies wasn't one
that could have been predicted in the lirsi in-
ning. Abby Lidcn. second basemen,
game off with a single up the middle. She then
advanced to second on a wild pilch, bul didn't
stop there. Liden was able 10 advance to third
on a single hit by Tara Mickelson. right fielder,
after which Liden made a break for home on
the throw to put the Mastodons ahead for the
first and last lime during the day.
s though the Lady Masl-
it be having a lucky day,
n H h.ijijicni.'d.i.'ven jmuIici '
nightmare--in the second inning Cleveland
Smie's short slop, Coppus, bit
li was all downhill from there on.
In the fourth inning Cleveland State ad-
vanced (heir second baseman, Houchin, from
first to third on a wild pitch and a passed
ball. She then went on to score when Coppus
grounded out to shortstop Ty Lambert.